Daily Archives: November 29, 2010

When is a 'glycol' not a glycol?

In class today, I gave you a special name for 1,2-diols: glycols. Since a 1,2-diol requires a minimum of two carbon atoms, the simplest compound in this class is ethylene glycol, HOCH2CH2OH.It turns out that one glycol has been in… Continue reading

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Hg-free Exams? Not quite

Homework assignment #6 contained an important announcement, but many students who worked on the homework either ignored the announcement or didn't fully understand it (and many students may not have even seen the announcement given the small number of completed… Continue reading

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